Successful parenting. What does it look like? Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. As we set out into the world of parenting it all starts with two people passionately in love. Suddenly your wife is peeing on a stick that reveals – “Hey pal, you’re going to be a dad!” […]

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The serial flusher is at it again… for the THIRD time Mylah flushed an item down the toilet. Josh so very calmly called me into the kitchen asking if someone was taking a bath. Very confused by this question, I answered “no why?!”. Rounding the corner, I see water literally pouring out of one of […]

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My children have discovered a love for catching ants. It’s wonderful in that there’s pretty much an endless supply, it keeps them occupied and happy for hours, and requires nothing except a cup for housing. But of course, even in this my kids have found much to fight, whine, and cry about. Like who gets […]

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Even on the really hard days, right in the middle of the really crazy moments, I can see it. Even in my annoyance and frustration of this season it’s clear to me that I’m going to miss it someday. I think that’s the worst part, that I can’t even be aggravated at things that are […]

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I’m so very guilty. Guilty of focusing to much on the tasks. The dishes, the laundry, the dusting, the vacuuming, the moping, the bathrooms, the list goes on and on. The cycle is never ending. There is always something that needs tended to. For me, order brings peace. It’s the one thing I can control […]

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Makaela was a dream baby. When she wasn’t nursing, or sleeping, she was content and happy as could be. In fact, just a whimper from her stressed me out because I never even heard the girl really cry her whole first year. There were days of feeling overwhelmed and stressed, my life was no longer […]

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Far too often I am not slow to speak, and spew my ugliness not even realizing how ugly I’m being till I hear it. Like the other morning. Lincoln hasn’t been sleeping good at night. Ever since his breathing issues started, which are now better, but his sleeping is not. I’m so used to be […]

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“No! Stop that! SERIOUSLY QUIT!!!” Have the meaning of these words changed?! Is it me?! Am I not saying them right? Or is it just Lando who thinks they don’t apply to him. My purse is his weakness. The kid just won’t learn. If it’s not that, he’s trying to grab anything and everything in […]

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I try to avoid it at all cost, going to the store with all these crazies by myself. In fact, me and my sister have resorted to taking turns sitting in the car with all the kids so we can go in alone. It’s a pride thing really, not wanting to look like the overwhelmed, […]

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I have not found Motherhood to be easy. Quite the opposite. Some days are filled with what feels like non-stop bickering, a constant feeling of going 1 step forward only to take 10 steps back, and lots of interruptions. Things that seems to be the norm for life with littles. Like when I finally have […]

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